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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: hypnotique, from Greek, from hypnos 'sleep'

hypnotic

1 adjective
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
hyp‧not‧ic1
1 making you feel tired or unable to pay attention to anything else, especially because of a regularly repeated sound or movement:
His voice had a smooth hypnotic effect.
the hypnotic beat of the drum
2 [only before noun]MP relating to hypnosis:
a hypnotic trance
hypnotically adverb

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